JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Tea Party is now showing support for a vaccine choice bill (HB 130) which is being discussed at the state legislature.
In Mississippi, children have to be vaccinated before attending school unless they are exempt for medical reasons. If passed, the vaccine choice bill would change that, allowing for philosophical exemptions.
According to Mississippi Tea Party Chairman Laura Van Overschelde, the bill goes hand and hand with one of the Tea Party’s basic principles of having a “Constitutionally Limited Government. She also accuses the Mississippi Department of health for exercising “inordinate pressure on physicians and clinics to heavy vaccination schedules, sometimes in contradiction to prudent “best practices.”